MENA fast growing youth segment is dominant

The MENA region is made of a variety of countries with in each one there is a variety of “people of many creeds and cultures” and for some differing ethnicity that go historically back for millennia.  These countries do however meet in that, the MENA fast growing youth segment is dominant, increasingly university educated and […]

Three common misconceptions about Dr. Dweck’s growth mindset

Recent advances in neuroscience have shown us that the brain is far more malleable than we ever knew. Research on brain plasticity has shown how connectivity between neurons can change with experience and refering to the article here, we look at three common misconceptions about Dr. Dweck’s growth mindset. [ . . . ]

Morocco : By the numbers, a Macroeconomic Data and Trends

The Financial Times, a British daily newspaper produced Analyse-Africa recently published the second of its new series on African countries report. It is about Morocco in a Report that is proposed as put in its title Morocco : By the numbers by all relevant numbers, graphics, charts and of course all related explanatory notes, etc. as per leading global sources on African countries, etc. on its economy, political stability, foreign direct investment, trade, banking [ . . . ]

PISA, The World’s biggest Education Test

In PISA, the world’s biggest education test , one small country has left all the others, big, mid-size and small behind. Singapore topped the global education rankings as reported by a BBC programme this week. Every three years, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tests all 15-year-olds around the world on their maths, science and reading abilities. As far as the MENA countries are concerned, Israel raked 40th, the UAE 45th. Iran ranked 51st, Bahrain 57th, Lebanon 58th, Jordan 61st, Tunisia 64th, Saudi Arabia 66th, Qatar 68th, Algeria 69th and Oman 72nd, all out of 76. The proposed article written by. Mark Boylan , Reader in Education, Sheffield Hallam University and published on the Conversation on December 6th, 2016 is reproduced here below. PISA results: four reasons why East Asia continues to top the leaderboard The results speak for themselves. The latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have been released – and, once again, East Asian countries have ranked the highest in both tests. [. . . ]